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Friday, June 29, 2007

Show and Tell Friday

The item I am showing you this week is a beautiful quilt given to me by my dear friend Josie. She stopped by for a visit last Saturday and said she had something for me. This lovely quilt hand-made by Josie was my surprise. Thank you Josie for being so sweet...I just LOVE it! I will treasure it always !

Be sure and visit Kelli's House for more Show and Tell!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Thank you for your sweet comments about Shadow...he's very special to our family. He came into our lives almost 7 years ago this summer. We found him in the middle of the road when we were on our way home from Bible school. Such a sweet little kitten who filled a void left by the loss of our dear cat Kitty just two years before.

Here are a few pictures of some flowers around my home. Picture #1 is a geranium on my front porch. (I actually have two of them.) I bought them last year and they managed to survive the winter in the windows of our family room. Picture #2 is of my fuscia (hmmmm, is that spelled right???). I have four of these on my front porch. Picture #3 is of an old tub that belonged to my family. I'm going to plant some flowers in it. Picture #4 is an impatien (is this spelled correctly, too??? I need to find out how to spell the names of my flowers...lol). I've always loved these flowers, but can't plant them anywhere deer can get to them because they love them, too! Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Who has been sleeping in my bed?

Seems like a certain someone is enjoying my mini makeover as well. Sure looks comfortable doesn't he? This is Shadow...the king of our domain!*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

Thank you for your nice comments about my transferware. I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am that I was able to find them. I hope to find more plates. I bought 8 that day (I only displayed 4 of them.) The plate racks were a thrift store find. They were originally off-white, but I spray painted them black. I love using black in my kitchen.

Friday, June 22, 2007


While my dd and I were out shopping yesterday we went to one of my favorite stores...Marshalls. I've been on the lookout for black and white transferware for some time now so I was delighted when I came across these lovely plates. They are Royal Stafford and cost me only $3.99 each. I was drawn to them because of the farm scene. Update: To learn more about transferware, you may go to the Transferware Collectors Club


I would like to thank each and every one of you dear ladies who continue to visit my blog and post such sweet comments. I'm glad you all enjoyed my mini makeover. I'd also like to say welcome to those of you who are new to my blog.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Mini Makeover

Our bedroom needed a little color so I went to our chairs for inspiration. I love how the red pops on the chair so I decided to use a red twin comforter and sham to get the added color our room needed. (The comforter and sham came from K-mart several years ago. It is from the Martha Stewart bed-in-a-bag collection. It also came with sheets and a bed skirt. It was on clearance so I got everything for around $25.00. These items were previously used in my dd's bedroom, which has since been updated with the Shabby Chic collection from Target.)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Outside Views

Thank you for your comments about my aprons...I'm still not sure why the picture wouldn't enlarge...wish you could have seen the detail of the aprons.
Here are a few pictures of the outside of our home. In the first picture you can see the stone walkway that was added last December (when we had a warm spell). The walkway leads around the side of our home to our deck.
Do you see my itty-bitty flowers that I've finally gotten around to planting? I got a late start this year.
My dh just added the old porch post that you see in the second picture. I'm on a hunt for the perfect birdhouse. They had some wonderful birdhouses at the WOW Outlet so I may have to make a trip there to see if I can find exactly what I want.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Thank you for all of your kind comments about my swing and settee...I really do love my porch and I wish that I could invite all of you over for a visit!

Here is a picture of the aprons that I found recently. I decided to hang them off of the beadboard that we had installed in our home awhile ago. I'm not sure this is where they will stay, but for now I'm happy with them there. (Click on the picture to enlarge so you can see them up close...I think they're adorable!--hmmm, not sure why it isn't working...sorry ladies!)

Saturday, June 9, 2007

My Porch

One of my favorite parts of our home is the front porch. The sweet people my dh and I work for gave us this lovely porch swing. It's from a company called Country Casual. The second picture is of my wicker settee. I covered it with a bedspread that I got from my church's bazaar. It has a very small hole in it but I thought it would work on my porch to make it a little cozier!

Friday, June 8, 2007

A Star and A Sign

There is a great store in my area called the WOW Outlet. I think it's called that because when you look at their wonderful items and prices all you can say is WOW...lol! I found this great star lamp and sign and just knew they'd be the perfect addition to my kitchen decor.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Church Bazaar Goodies!

Thank you all for the sweet comments left about the fork and spoon windchime made by my Dear Dad!
Last Saturday morning I headed off to my church's annual bazaar. I found some great items all for $6.00! Here is what I found: a birdhouse, a pictures with two birds (seems to be painted on silk), two metal picture frames, wooden basket with pipberries (a great place to store my magazines), a small rocker, two old books, a small picture, and a great old pill box! I also found several more aprons and a great bedspread, but I didn't get pictures of those items yet. I want to get the aprons laundered and ironed, then I'll be sure and post a picture of them.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Show and Tell...Late Again!

My dear Dad was a tinkerer (is that a word???)...he loved taking everyday objects and turning them into something else. This is one of his projects. He took spoons and a fork and made them into a wind chime (I wish you could here their gentle tinkling). The fork is the top part of the wind chime. He bent the tines (two facing forward and two bent backwards) and also bent the ends so there were little hooks on each end. He flattened four spoons and added small holes on the top of each spoon. He then took fishing line and attached the spoons to the forks. Although my dear Dad is home in Heaven, I believe you'd find him tinkering there, too! Thank you for coming by to look at my Show and Tell! Please visit Kelli's sweet blog for more Show and Tell!


Thank you for all of your comments about my "Mother" cup. I've found a home for it on my cake stand. Have a great weekend!